1932 Rose Bowl

The 1932 Rose Bowl was the 18th Rose Bowl game, an American post-season college football game that was played on New Year's Day 1932 in Pasadena, California. It featured the Tulane Green Wave against the USC Trojans. [1] The Trojans had six All-Americans in their lineup: tackle Ernie Smith, guards Johnny Baker and Aaron "Rosy" Rosenberg, halfback Erny Pinckert and quarterbacks Orville Mohler and Gaius Shaver.[2]

1932 Rose Bowl
18th Rose Bowl Game
1234 Total
USC 07140 21
Tulane 0066 12
DateJanuary 1, 1932
StadiumRose Bowl Stadium
LocationPasadena, California
MVPErny Pinckert (HB) – USC


Tulane won all eleven games of the regular season, shutting their opponents out seven times while allowing just 35 total points on the season to win the Southern Conference for the third straight year. Captain for the team was Jerry Dalrymple, the only unanimous All-American in the country that year.

USC started their season with a loss to Saint Mary's in Los Angeles. However, they won the next nine games to prevail as champions of the Pacific Coast Conference for the fourth time in five seasons, having six shutouts (notably scoring 69 on Montana and 60 on Georgia).


Second Quarter

  • USC – Ray Sparling, 5-yard run (Baker kick good)

Third Quarter

  • USC – Erny Pinckert, 30-yard run (Baker kick good)
  • USC – Erny Pinckert, 23-yard run (Baker kick good)
  • Tul – Haynes, 15-yard pass from Don Zimmerman (Don Zimmerman kick failed)

Fourth Quarter

  • Tul – Wop Glover, 2-yard run (Point after failed)

Game notes

To protect his kidney injury, Tulane captain Jerry Dalrymple wore a special pad during the game. It was reported that USC captain Stan Williamson told the referee to allow Dalrymple as much time as he needed to adjust the pad during a timeout in the name of sportsmanship.


  1. 2009 Kickoff Luncheon and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction program
  2. Rose Bowl Game Timeline Archived 2008-05-20 at the Wayback Machine, Pasadena Tournament of Roses
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